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Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Gymnophiona


Barrie G M Jamieson Jean-Marie Exbrayat (Universite Catholique and EPHE, Lyon, France)



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Science Publishers,U.S.
05 January 2006
One of the little known species in the danger of extinction, gymophionan amphibians, are also known as caecilians or apoda. Gymnophiona contains 154 species belonging to 34 genera and 6 families. For many years, studies on the Gymnophiona were disparate and still only a few species have been deeply studied. Fortunately, in recent years, some new works have been published on their systematics, using both the classical methods as well as immunology and molecular biology. New data have also been obtained on the biology, life history, reproductive biology, endocrinology and embryonic development of several species. These fascinating aspects along with other important ones on gymnophionan studies are ably reviewed in this book.
Edited by:   Barrie G M Jamieson, Jean-Marie Exbrayat (Universite Catholique and EPHE, Lyon, France)
Imprint:   Science Publishers,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   v. 5
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   885g
ISBN:   9781578083121
ISBN 10:   1578083125
Series:   Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny
Pages:   408
Publication Date:   05 January 2006
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
A Brief History of Research on Gymnophionan Reproductive Biology and Development; Caecilian Phylogeny and Classification; Anatomy with Particular Reference to the Reproductive System; Caecilian Male Mullerian Gland, with Special Reference to Uraeotyphlus narayani; Endocrinology of Reproduction in Gymnophiona; Caecilian Spermatogenesis; Ultrastructure and Phylogeny of Caecilian Spermatozoa; Oogenesis and Folliculogensis; Development of Gonads; Modes of Parity and Oviposition; Viviparity in Typhlonectes compressicauda; Fertilization and Embryonic Development; Index

Jamieson, Barrie G M; Exbrayat, Jean-Marie

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